Patrick Bruel

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About Patrick Bruel
Patrick Bruel (born Maurice Benguigui, on May 14, 1959 in Tlemcen, Algeria) is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player of Algerian descent.Biography Although Bruel aspired to be a football (soccer) star as a youth, he decided to pursue singing after seeing Michel Sardou in 1975. His first success came as an actor, however, in 1979's Le Coup de sirocco. He continued acting in films, on television and in the theater while pursuing his singing career. His first single, "Vide" ("Empty"), released in 1982, was not a success, but the follow up, "Marre de cette nana-là" ("Fed up with that chick"), was a hit. In 2003, he had his last name officially changed to Bruel-Benguigui, his stage name with his birthname, before his partner, the writer and playwright, Amanda Sthers gave birth to his first child, Oscar, on August 19. On September 21, 2004, he wed the 24-year-old Sthers; it is his first marriage. His second child, Léon Bruel was born on the 28th September, 2005. The couple separated in 2007. As of 2004 Bruel has acted in more than 40 different television and film productions and made five studio albums and several live albums. His last album to date is Entre Deux (2002), a double CD of classic chanson that features duets with Charles Aznavour, Jean-Louis Aubert, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Alain Souchon and Renaud, among others. It sold two million copies and made Bruel France's best paid singer of the year. At the beginning of 2005, in response to the South Asian tsunami of December 26, 2004, Bruel wrote the song "Et puis la terre" to benefit the Red Cross. In addition to acting and singing, Bruel is a world class professional poker player. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1998 for the $5,000 Limit Hold'em event. As of 2009 he has earned more than $900,000 in live tournament play. His 10 cashes at the WSOP account for $411,659 of those winnings. He also comments the World Poker Tour in his home country. He owns the popular french poker forum Wam-Poker.

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France Musicians Ranking

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Rank Name Total
15. Pascal Obispo 4
16. Alizée Jacotey 3
17. Florent Pagny 1
18. Georges Brassens 1
19. Patrick Bruel 1
20. Jean Ferrat 1
21. Willy Denzey 1
22. Shy'm 0
23. Shy'm 0

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Rank Name Total
1203. P. Unnikrishnan 1
1204. Georges Brassens 1
1205. Kamran Delan 1
1206. Masoud Nine 1
1207. Patrick Bruel 1
1208. Malú 1
1209. Shadmehr Aghili 1
1210. Jean Ferrat 1
1211. Chris de Burgh 1

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